TUGUEGARAO, Cagayan – A cook of Mayor Leonardo Dangoy of Conner, Apayao was killed while three others including the mayor’s son and granddaughter were injured when a grenade was thrown and exploded inside the house of the local executive in Caronan St, Caritan Norte in this city.
A report from the Cagayan Provincial Office reveal that an unidentified suspects on board a motor vehicle threw a bomb inside the compound of Dangoy which instantly killed his cook on the spot identified as Medriano Pelic.
The injured victims were identified as Fritz Derick Cortel, 20 years old and a college student, Dangoy’s son Leomar and his nine-year-old daughter Ayessa.
The victims were brought to the St. Paul Hospital where they are being treated for shrapnel wounds.
Dangoy and his family have just arrived and were having coffee in their dining room when the incident occurred.
Neighbors of the mayor claim they actually heard gunshots before the throwing of the grenade happened.
An investigation is now ongoing although the mayor maintain he has no known enemies in their area.
(Liezle Basa Iñigo)